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Attorneys

Corey Y. Hoffmann

Admitted to bar, 1994, Colorado and 1993, California and United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Education: University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. 1989, with honors); California Western School of Law (J.D. 1993, cum laude). Staff Writer, California Western Law Review/International Law Journal, 1992-1993. Research Attorney for the Honorable Kevin Midlam, Superior Court of San Diego County, California. Author: Note, “Does Implied Assumption of the Risk Exist in California’s Comparative Fault Regime? The [Not So] Definitive Answer of Knight v. Jewett and Ford v. Gouin,” 29 California Western Law Review 409, 1993. City Attorney, City of Black Hawk, Colorado, 2002–; City of Northglenn, Colorado, 2005–. Town Attorney, Town of Elizabeth, Colorado, 2000–; Town of Foxfield, Colorado, 2000–; Town of Hudson, Colorado, 2000–; Town of Kiowa, Colorado, 2000–; Town of Gilcrest, 2006–. General Counsel, Wheat Ridge Urban Renewal Authority, 2004–; Church Ditch Water Authority, 1999–; Town of Parker Special Licensing Authority, 2002–. Member: Douglas-Elbert County, Colorado and American Bar Associations. Practice emphasis: Municipal, Employment, Urban Renewal, Eminent Domain and Litigation.

Kendra L. Carberry

Is a partner with the law firm of Hoffmann, Parker, Wilson & Carberry, P.C., where her practice is concentrated in local government law, including election law, public records law, constitutional law, employment law and litigation. Ms. Carberry is the Town Attorney for the Towns of Superior, Winter Park and Mountain View and the County Attorney for Morgan County. She serves as special counsel for the Town of Vail and several other municipalities, and serves as general counsel for the Alameda Water & Sanitation District, the North Lincoln Water & Sanitation District, the Health District of Northern Larimer County, the Vail Reinvestment Authority, the Superior Urban Renewal Authority, the Superior Metropolitan District #1, the Superior Metropolitan Interchange District and the Foothills Animal Shelter. She also acts as a hearing officer for the Town of Dillon and the Cities of Fort Collins, Lakewood, Denver, Golden, and Aurora. She earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from the University of Colorado. Ms. Carberry has lectured and authored articles on various municipal subjects, including home rule, elections, open meetings and public records. She is a member of the Denver and Colorado bar associations.

Jefferson H. Parker

Admitted to bar 1995, Colorado, United States District Court for the District of Colorado, 1996 and 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1998. Education: Occidental College (B.A. Economics, 1990); University of Colorado at Boulder (J.D. 1995). Judicial Clerkship: Honorable Henry E. Nieto and Michael C. Villano, First Judicial District. City Attorney: City of Manitou Springs, 2008–; City of Victor, 2011–. Town Attorney:  Town of Buena Vista, 2010-; Town of Calhan, 2008-.  County Attorney:  County of Morgan, 2011–. General Counsel:  Parker Water and Sanitation District, 2010-; Fremont Sanitation District, 2012-; Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority, 2003-.  Practice Areas: Municipal, County, Special District, Employment, Land Use, Elections, Intellectual Property, General Business Transactions, Litigation. Member: Colorado Bar Association.

M. Patrick Wilson

Admitted to bar, 1995, Colorado and 1994, California. Education: Pomona College, Claremont, California (B.A. History, 1989); University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1994). Staff Editor, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, 1993-1994; Law clerk for Denver District Court Judge Larry Naves, 1996. Assistant Attorney General, State of Colorado, 1999-2001. Partner and special counsel, Murray Dahl, Kuechemeister & Renaud, LLC (2005-2014). Professional mediation certificate, University of Colorado at Denver, 2005. Author: Eminent Domain Law in Colorado, Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 35, Nos. 9 and 11 (2006); Blazing a Trail: Condemning Ways of Necessity in the New West, (with Jack Sperber), Current Condemnation Law, American Bar Association publication (2006); Local Government Sales and Use Taxes, (with Christopher Price) Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 40., No. 7 (2011). Practice Areas: eminent domain, condemnation, real property litigation, sales and use tax litigation, local government law, general litigation, arbitration and mediation, administrative procedures and appeals.  Member, Colorado Bar Association.

J. Matthew Mire, Of Counsel

Admitted to Colorado bar, 1996, and United States District Court for the District of Colorado, 1997.  Education:  Louisiana Tech University (B.A., 1992); University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D., 1996, cum laude), American Jurisprudence Award – Advanced Torts.  Staff Writer, Energy Law Journal, 1993-1994.  Town Attorney, Town of Vail, Colorado, 2001-.  Member: Colorado and American Bar Associations.  Practice emphasis: Municipal, Land Use, Real Estate, Litigation, and General Business Transactions.

Hilary M. Graham, Of Counsel

Admitted to the bar, 2002, Colorado.  Education: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas (B.S. Journalism 1997 and B.A. French 1997); University of Colorado School of Law (J.D. 2002). Judicial Law Clerk for the Colorado Court of Appeals (2002-2003); Associate Attorney, Hayes, Phillips, Hoffmann & Carberry, P.C. (2003-2010); City of Westminster, Assistant City Attorney II (2010-2013) and Deputy City Attorney (2013-2016). Local government, land use, liquor licensing and contracts. Member: Colorado Bar Association.

Kathryn M. Sellars

Admitted to the bar, 2005, Colorado, 2007, New York. Education: Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, (B.A. History 1999); University of San Diego Law School, San Diego, California (J.D. 2004); Staff Member, University of San Diego International Law Journal (2002-2004); Associate Attorney, Law Office of Brent A. Martin/Martin & Kidnay, LLC (2006-2007); Associate Attorney, The Masters Law Firm, P.C. (2007-2012); Shareholder, Masters & Sellars, P.C. (2012-2014). CBA/DBA Joint Management Committee (2014-Present); Seventh Judicial District Bar Association (Member, 2006-2014, President, 2007-2010), Colorado Bar Association (2005-Present), CBA Professionalism Committee (2009-2010), CBA President Nominating Committee (2008-2009), Seventh Judicial District Bar Association Representative, CBA Board of Governors (2008-2010), CBA Economic Task Force (2009), CBA Executive Council (2009-2010), 2009 Cobalt Class, Colorado Bar Foundation (2009-present), New York State Bar Association (2007-2009), American Bar Association (2008-2014). Published Opinions: Alpenhof v. City of Ouray, 297 P.3d 1052 (2013). Practice Areas: Local government, land use, profit and nonprofit business formation and governance, contracts, real estate transactions, and litigation.

Ruthanne H. Goff

Admitted to the Colorado Bar May 2017. Prior to joining Hoffmann, Parker, Wilson, & Carberry, P.C., Ruthanne was with the Denver City Attorney’s Office as a fellow in the Employment Litigation Department. In this capacity, she represented the City of Denver in employment disciplinary appeal hearings, responded on behalf of the City in EEOC and Colorado Civil Rights Division claims, and responded to alleged violations of Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and FMLA. During law school, Ruthanne was an active member in University of Colorado Law School’s mock trial program and was a national mock trial team member. Ruthanne was also a staff writer for The Colorado Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law Review and became the Lead Production Editor during her third year in law school. She has prior experience in oil and gas title work and criminal prosecution.

Education: Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York (B.S. Sport Management, minor Spanish 2011); University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado (J.D. 2016).

Daniel P. Harvey

Prior to joining Hoffmann, Parker, Wilson & Carberry, P.C., Dan worked as a Deputy County Attorney in New York, where he researched, interpreted and analyzed state and county laws and provided guidance to department heads, administrative boards and legislators.  He began his legal career working as Assistant Corporation Counsel for a city, handling various litigation matters before state and federal courts.  Published Opinion:  Richline v. City of Mount Vernon, et al (Appellate Division, Second Department, NY)

 

Bar Admissions:

Colorado (2016); New York (2012); U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (2012)

 

Education:

Pace University School of Law (J.D. 2011); University of Massachusetts – Amherst (B.A. 2005)

 

Publication:

“Conservation Easements and the Doctrine of Changed Conditions: A Comparative Analysis of the New York and Arkansas Statutes,” Buffalo Environmental Law Journal (2011)

Katharine J. Vera

Admitted to the Colorado Bar November 2019. Prior to joining Hoffman, Parker, Wilson, & Carberry, P.C., Katie was with the Denver City Attorney’s Office as a fellow in the Municipal Operations section. In this capacity, she served as counsel to City agencies and drafted contracts such as commercial leases, venue booking agreements, and license agreements on their behalf. She also represented the City in tax and bankruptcy disputes and handled subpoenas and CORA requests served on agencies. During law school, Katie served as vice president of her class and as a production editor for the Colorado Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law Review; she also worked as a student attorney in the criminal and immigration defense clinic. 

Education: University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado (J.D. 2019); Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida (B.A. Media Studies and Communications, 2016).

Member: Colorado Hispanic Bar Association.

Elizabeth G. LeBuhn

Admitted to the Colorado Bar November 2020. While in law school, Ellie worked as a Law Clerk at the Colorado Municipal League where she gained a broad exposure to the many facets of municipal law and governance. She also worked as a Law Clerk at Hamre, Rodriguez, Ostrander & Dingess, P.C., focusing on the areas of land use and eminent domain. Ellie has additional experience as a Legal Intern at Cognizant Technology Solutions and as a Judicial Extern in the Arapahoe County District Court. During law school, Ellie served as a Production Editor for the Denver Law Review; a Teaching Assistant in the Lawyering Process program; a Research Assistant; and a 1L Orientation Leader. She graduated with a certificate from the Sturm College of Law’s Corporate and Commercial Law program.

Education: University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado (J.D. 2020); The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (B.A. Public Affairs, B.S. City and Regional Planning 2016).

Austin Flanagan
Austin Flanagan is an associate attorney at the firm. Prior to joining Hoffman, Parker, Wilson, & Carberry, P.C., Austin worked at Clarion Associates, a national land use consulting firm. At Clarion, he worked on issues ranging from drafting land use codes to Analysis of Impediments to the Fair Housing Amendments Act. Before Clarion, he worked for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory developing geothermal regulations and researching energy law. He has also worked for the Environmental Monitoring and Technical Services division at the City of San Diego where he ensured the City’s compliance with relevant state and federal water law. Austin has several published articles exploring issues like FERC hydropower permitting and the effects of plastic waste of localities. Austin was admitted to the Colorado Bar November 2019.

Education: University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado (J.D. 2019); Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, California (B.A. Political Science, 2016).